It’s interesting (and a relief) to finally begin to dig down into my virtual and actual to-do piles now that I’m  catching up on things after the move. In May, right before moving, I was putting the finishing touches on a few new patterns, getting them ready for the Columbus TNNA trade show, having photoshoots and finalizing pattern details. Then, the movers came, and the actual “publishing” of the patterns got delayed. (Even though I had mentioned most of them on the blog back in the spring). So, over the next few weeks, I’ll be releasing them one-by-one.

Since we’re already on the subject of soft and warm yak yarn, I thought I’d start with Yogan’s Hat.

Yogan's Hat

This was my first experience knitting with 100% yak down, and it was lovely and natural feeling, and perfect for being next to sensitive baby skin. The yarn was soft and springy while I was working with it, but after I finished the hat, I gave it a quick wash and it bloomed and softened even more.  The beautiful chocolate brown is the natural color of the yak. As with the Cosmopolitan Cowl, I actually got the inspiration for this pattern while at TNNA looking at the beautiful pictures of the yaks in Eileen and Carl‘s booth. The Yak who inspired the cap was named Yogan so I named the pattern after him.

Yakity Yak

This is Lars. I grabbed him at a neighborhood Easter egg hunt back in Takoma Park and convinced his mom to let him be my model.

You can buy the pattern PDF for $4.00.



If you have a yarn store and you’d like to offer the pattern to your customers in print or via PDF download, please visit The Stitch Cooperative.

Now with More Yak-A Baby Hat Pattern
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16 thoughts on “Now with More Yak-A Baby Hat Pattern

  • January 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm
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    Heheheh cute baby .. and Johanna congrats for blogging again .

  • February 9, 2009 at 6:24 am
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    I wish to wish all pregnant women of good mood, easy pregnancy and natural sorts! Good luck also are happy! Give birth easily and independently! Let not doctors give birth for you, and you! Also adjust itself on chest feeding of the kid! Read the necessary information! Be, lovely pregnant mums and expecting posterities of the daddy, are healthy and wise!

  • February 22, 2009 at 1:22 am
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    My mother is very good at knitting, she knits really well, I am lucky enough!

  • June 7, 2009 at 9:52 am
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    Good design..suits on that sweet baby.

  • June 26, 2009 at 12:43 pm
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    So your brand ambassador is Lars.He is so sweet.

    Your Yak-Baby Pattern is really nice.

  • July 9, 2009 at 10:13 am
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    Very well knitted. Very beautiful. I want to have that design. Really liked a lot.

  • July 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm
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    Awesome design. I like it a lot & it suits on that sweet baby.

  • August 2, 2009 at 12:01 am
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    The lovely lars is looking so cute.Hehe!

  • August 20, 2009 at 1:49 am
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    Lars is so cute.I will check it out.

  • June 1, 2011 at 8:59 am
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    Thanx for
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